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Research Skills for Social Sciences and Sciences
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Research Skills for Social Sciences and Sciences: Overview
Search for Articles
Tips for finding articles in Library Search, disciplinary databases, and online.
Searching for Information Online, Canvas tutorial (45 minutes)
Learn techniques and strategies for searching the internet and library databases.
Take Notes for Research
Learn effective ways of taking notes
Reading Scholarly Articles
Reading for Research Video (37 minutes)
This workshop recording introduces strategies for skimming and deep-reading scholarly articles.
Reading for Research Workshop Slides
PowerPoint slides from the workshop.
How to Read A Scholarly Article for Sciences and Social Sciences video (45 minutes)
Workshop recording. Learn about the four types of typical scholarly articles and strategies for reading and evaluating an empirical study.
How to Read a Scholarly Article - Sciences and Social Sciences, Canvas tutorial (35 minutes)
Learn about types of scholarly articles, practice strategies for reading and evaluating them, and identify parts of an empirical study.
How to Read a Scholarly Article workshop slides
Research Guide shows how to plan and search and organize and cite sources for a lit review.
Conducting a Literature Review, Canvas tutorial (15 minutes)
Learn the types and purposes of literature reviews, steps for planning, and strategies for finding and evaluating sources.
Conducting a Literature Review video (53 minutes)
Introduction to Data, Canvas tutorial (15 minutes)
Learn to define data and the data lifecycle and identify developments and issues in how data is used in research.
How To Think About Data video (25 minutes)
Learn to define data and the data lifecycle, discuss big data, biases, and ethics, explore data resources, and consider strategies for searching and accessing data in this workshop recording.
How to Think About Data slides
Slides from the workshop.
Databases with Datasets video (25 minutes)
Presenters discuss business, social sciences and humanities databases, along with text mining and copyright considerations in this workshop recording.
Databases with Datasets workshop slides
Slides for the Databases with Datasets presentation.
Introduction to the Data Life Cycle GitHub
Additional content for How to Think About Data.
Data Life Cycle handout
Get help using APA, MLA, IEEE, and Chicago styles, and citing data.
RefWorks Citation Manager
Zotero Citation Management Tool
APA Made Easy video (30 minutes)
Recording of our APA citations workshop.
APA Citation, Canvas tutorial (35 minutes)
Interactive APA tutorial.
ASA Citation (American Sociological Association), Canvas Tutorial (10 Minutes)
Learn the basics of ASA citation style in this interactive tutorial.
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